Pip Stewart | Reflections From The Amazon
THURSDAY 01 JANUARY - 12:00 AM
HUMAN IMPACT ON A REMOTE REGION: REFLECTIONS FROM THE AMAZON
Gold mining, cattle ranching, deforestation – topics that can seem so removed from our everyday life. For the last two years, adventurer Pip Stewart has travelled on expeditions to the amazon to get a worm’s eye view of just how these issues impact the people that live there. Pip has cycled along Brazil’s Transamazonian Highway, lived with indigenous communities in Peru, and paddled Guyana’s Essequibo River from source to sea, a world first, accompanied by the local Wai Wai tribe. Through her adventures Pip has seen first-hand the destructive nature of modernity, and why protecting wild places and the rich cultures that exist within them is so important.
Perhaps it is humanity, and the choices we are all making, sometimes unknowingly, that is the biggest danger of all. Is so-called development actually hindering the progression of humanity? From building new roads, to buying gold, palm oil or beef, is it time we re-evaluated the choices we make and resulting impact we are having on the world?
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